IFIF is on a strong footing and I know that together we will continue to work to the meet future challenges and advance our industry for the benefit of consumers worldwide.
Yours sincerely, Dear Members, dear Colleagues, The last two years IFIF has grown even stronger and I am pleased to report that in 20 our Federation initiated and participated in a number of important activities, while strengthening our relationship with key stakeholders across the chain, and solidifying IFIFs position as the voice for our industry globally.
In 20 IFIF worked to ensure the next phase of LEAP, called LEAP , will include feed additives in order to link them to the existing LEAP methodologies.
IFIF is a founding member of the Global Feed LCA Institute (GFLI), which is working to use the LEAP methodology to develop a golden global standard for assessing and benchmarking feed industry impact and improvement in LCA calculation and we remain committed to support the broadening of this initiative to other world regions.
IFIF is also an active participant in the FAO-led Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock, and an official stakeholder in the Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance (LEAP) Partnership.
IFIF will continue to be strongly engaged in these efforts and I am very pleased that this year LEAP approved a new Technical Advisory Group on feed additives, which our experts will contribute to.
I want to thank our dedicated 2016-2017 expert standing Committee Chairs Dr. Daniel Bercovici (Sustainability), as well as all the Members of our expert Committees and Working Groups for their support and expertise, which underpin IFIF’s accomplishments.
I want to thank Alexandra de Athayde, IFIF’s Executive Director, for her leadership and together with Sebastian Csaki, for their continued excellent work and dedication to IFIF.
I also take this opportunity to congratulate Daniel Bercovici on his election as IFIF Chairman for 2018-2019.
Pillar I: Sustainability One of the key parts of IFIF’s mission is to continue to support and encourage the sustainable development of animal production.
To this end, IFIF has developed a number of strategic initiatives to measure and benchmark the environmental performance of the livestock production chain.
I want to thank all of you for your involvement and your continued support of our Federation.